COVID-19 Update

Our shelter, support and crisis services for women who experience violence are still available.  We have implemented COVID-19 screening assessment, disinfecting, physical distancing and isolation practices to keep everyone as safe as possible. We know that dramatic health protection measures will slow the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Shelter, safety planning, referrals and ongoing support are more…read more

Giving the Gift of Safety for 22 Years

The Highlander | Lisa Gervais | Cleaning out her files during her last week with the YWCA Peterborough-Haliburton, Paula Pepping is coming across cards from some of the “many, many, many” clients she has worked with during a 22-yearcareer.” I have had some lovely cards from women saying how grateful they are for our support…read more

YWCA Seeks Board Directors and other volunteers: dynamic women who want to make a difference in the lives of women and children

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton is seeking volunteers to join the organization’s Board of Directors and board committees. “We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about women’s issues and have the desire to be involved with an organization that provides life-saving programs, tools and resources that help women and children thrive. The YWCA plays a vital role in our community and its sustainability depends…read more

COVID-safe YWCA Empty Bowls fundraiser returns in March

KawarthaNOW | This year’s event includes a handcrafted bowl and a coupon card with discounts from 18 participating restaurants The annual YWCA Empty Bowls fundraising event is returning for its 17th year in March, but with some adjustments to accommodate the pandemic. In previous years, the fundraiser took place on a single day, when crowds…read more

Local REALTORS® continue a long legacy of support for community organizations

PKAR (Peterborough and the Kawarthas Association of REALTORS® Inc.) is pleased to announce the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton as our 2021 Realtors Care® charity. “REALTOR® members of PKAR are engaged and active members of our communities, not only participating in fundraising through our Association but individually as well.” Remarked Jon Maxwell, President of PKAR. “Housing is…read more

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

November 25 marks the beginning of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, a world-wide event drawing attention and protest against violence against women. This year’s event carries a grim statistic-as the COVID 19 pandemic continues domestic violence numbers across Canada are rising. Kim Dolan, executive director of the YWCA, spoke with Lindsay Biscaia…read more

Wellness is a social justice issue in 2020

The Star | by Laura Elliot, YWCA Board Director We are wasting a crisis. While Toronto has been identified as a COVID hot spot, the reality is that low-income neighbourhoods make up the majority of outbreaks. Toronto publishes data on the concentration of infections in the city, and areas such as Glenfield-Jane Heights tend to represent a…read more

Local company raises the roof in support of community

The Haliburton County Echo | When Cory and Melissa Valentini got their roofing business ramped up for the summer season, they wanted to take their success and turn it into success for the whole community. The owner/operators of Up Right Roofing, the Valentinis knew it had been a tough year for so many, including local…read more

YWCA receives $50K donation

The Haliburton Highlander | Peterborough-based philanthropists, David and Patricia Morton of the Morton Foundation, have made a $50,000 donation to the YWCA Haliburton County. The YWCA made the announcement Nov. 5. In a press release, Patricia Morton said, “we are inspired by the courage of isolated and vulnerable women who are struggling to survive and…read more